In just over a year, Matan has jumped from being under the bell curve to 25th percentile in height, weight and circumference. He’s also showing significant improvement in both gross and fine motor skills, and age appropriate play. But we’re stuck with speech. The speech therapist is now working with him every week, but I sense a lack of chemistry between her and Matan. I’ve asked to be transferred…

Yesterday we had our appointment with the developmental pediatrician at the clinic for child development. That is where Matan gets his occupational and speech therapies. We were originally referred there because when we first brought him home, his muscles were weak and he could barely walk a few steps before tiring and reverting to a crawl. Amazingly, after only a few visits to the physical therapist, mostly to train me, he graduated and no longer required phys. therapy. But since we were already in the system, they did a full work up which led us to the occupational and speech therapists.

I’ll know more once we get the full physician’s report. She said it was hard to make a determination since he was uncooperative with her during our 1.5 hour appointment so she’ll be relying on a report that his pre-school is submitting next week.